Sentosa Island Singapore
When most people think of Singapore, they think of Skyscrapers, money and business and although this is partly true Singapore actually has so much more to offer. By taking just a short train ride you can see a whole other side to Singapore in Sentosa Island. Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking for an adventure or just someone who wants to go to the beach and relax, Sentosa Island really does have it all.
The main reason we went to visit Sentosa Island was for Universal Studios (read our full blog about Universal Studios by clicking here) but when we left the park we decided to explore the Island because apart from the Resort and the attractions there, we really had no idea what to expect. It turned out what to expect was right in front of us the whole time, we were only told after we left that in Malay ‘Sentosa’ actually means peace, tranquility and contentment, which is exactly what we found there.
FUN FACT: The Island only changed its name to ‘Sentosa’ in 1972, before that it was formally known as Pulau Blakang Mati, which in Malay means ‘Island of Death from Behind”
If you know Singapore, you know that the transport links are incredible and this is the same for Sentosa. We jumped on the train from Universal Studios to see where it would take us. We got off at the last stop and were greeted by white sands and turquoise seas. What made it even better was that there was no one around, the screaming, shouting and queues of people were left at the Resort and the atmosphere around us had completely changed. It really is the perfect place to come to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of central Singapore whether you’re here for business or for a holiday. It’s quite unbelievable to think when you’re in Singapore that this amazing place is just on your doorstep. We decided to walk the length of the beach, but there is also a free shuttle bus that will pick you up and drop you off, it seems they really have thought of everything!
Along the beach you will also find many beach bars which have music playing and deck chairs looking out towards the sea. As lovely as these are I must warn you it comes at a price, although it’s free to enter, the drinks are very expensive and it will set you back almost $20 for a Singapore Sling.
I think the most important thing to remember is that there really is something for all ages to enjoy. We came across lots of different beaches, from Tanjong Beach, which is incredibly peaceful, the perfect place for people who want no distractions other than the sounds of the waves. To Palawan Beach which is perfect for families. There is even a beach called Siloso Beach and although we never got the chance to experience it, we heard it comes alive in the evening and to make it even better, during the day you can even try out the wave pool or kayaking, it just keeps getting better and better right?
The beaches here are incredible, but as I mentioned earlier there is so much to do here, you’ll have trouble trying to fit it all in! To name a few, there are Universal Studios, the Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, golf courses and indoor skydiving. Don’t worry, that is not all! Make sure you check out the Sentosa website by clicking here to see all of the attractions they have for you to enjoy!
I really do hope we have helped you to see how much Sentosa Island really has to offer, it would be such a shame to miss out on such an incredible place. There really is something for everyone there and it’s Singapore’s little bit of paradise you really should experience.
Take Care, Rebecca.
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